Do you love travelling with your dog, but not sure where you can take them? Dogs are welcome in Cambridge!
Dog Friendly Cafes
Enjoy the many fabulous cafes in Cambridge while out and about with your pooch. The following cafes welcome your dog in their outdoor dining areas. Most also provide fresh water for your dog while you are enjoying your refreshments.
Dog Exercise Areas off-leash
There are plenty of spaces to exercise your dog off its lead in Cambridge. Pick up a free visitors guide from the Cambridge i-SITE to find the locations listed here. For more information click here
Gill Lumb Park – Pope Terrace
Leamington Walkway – Lamb Street & Carlyle Street
McKinnon Park, Taylor Street
Gasworks Site, Alpha Street
Walkway in greenbelt from Thornton Road to Watkins Road
River walkway from Dominion Avenue
Gil Lumb Park
Polo grounds at Lamb Street (access excluded when in use for Polo)
Old Cambridge Landfill, Shelley Street, Cambridge
Dog Friendly Walks (on Lead)
Due to the large number of cyclists and pedestrians, the following are restricted to dogs on leads only.
Cambridge Green Belt
Dog Friendly Bush Walk (on lead)
Pukemako Scenic Reserve, Gudex Road- on leash at all times
Mount Kakepuku is joint managed by Council and by the Department of Conservation (DoC). Dogs on leads are only permitted on the tracks within the Waipā District Council reserve area. Please keep an eye out for the DoC signage as you approach the summit, as the top of the mountain is a Tapu (sacred) area where dogs are prohibited.
Dog Friendly Accommodation
The following accommodation providers have indicated that they will allow you to bring your dog. However, it is important that you check with them when making your booking as to what their conditions are.
Dog Friendly Activities
Cambridge Dog Obedience Club – Domestic Dog Obedience Classes; Agility Classes; Flygility and Obedience shows. Club grounds are at McKinnon Park, on the corner of Taylor St and Swayne Rd, Cambridge (by Cambridge High School).
Dog Friendly Camping
Take your dog camping, but make sure you keep it under control and ensure it doesn’t annoy other campers.
Cambridge Top 10 – by prior arrangement
Cambridge Racecourse – yes on lead
Dunham Point Reserve – under control
Lake Whakarmaru Reserve – under control
Jones Landing – under control
Little Waipa Reserve – under control
Where Not to Take Your Dog
The following venues prohibit dogs, so please respect these.
Might River Domain, Lake Karapiro
Cambridge Cemetery (Hautapu)
Cambridge Soccer Grounds, Vogel Street
Cambridge Athletic and Harrier Club grounds, Vogel Street (the path around the outside is okay)
Cambridge Rugby Sub-Union grounds, Taylor Street
Leamington Sports ground, Carlyle Street (playing fields only)
Waikato River Trail (due to Farmland)